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Dominica McBride


    • Roles: Project Evaluator


  • Evaluator 


Dr. Dominica McBride is Founder/CEO of Become, Inc. She has conducted domestic and international program development and evaluation projects with diverse communities, including rural communities in Tanzania, African American, Hispanic, and Native American communities, and women.

Dr. McBride has led various multicultural projects, infusing cultural responsiveness into her work, with a focus on community involvement and participatory approaches. She has designed and implemented workshops nationally, including trainings on cultural competence, program evaluation, leadership, teambuilding, wellness, social and emotional intelligence for audiences including Goodwill Industries International, Inc., prevention specialists, lawyers, mental health professionals, government employees, teachers, and community members.

She has published articles and chapters on culturally responsive evaluation, substance abuse in the African American community, cultural competence, prevention of risky behaviors in youth, prevention and human rights, HIV prevention in youth, cultural considerations in homicide-suicide, and cultural representations of Africa.

Dr. McBride has also worked on the ground providing substance abuse counseling and clinical therapy to individuals, youth, and families. She has facilitated groups on recovery, life skills, and parenting skills to prevent risky behavior. She also is an adjunct professor at The Chicago School of Professional Psychology and teaches Diversity and Program Evaluation. She has received awards from the American Evaluation Association, the ARK of St. Sabina, and Bright Promises Foundation for her evaluation and development work. She has her PhD in Counseling Psychology with a specialization in Consultation from Arizona State University.


Program Evaluation (especially Culturally Responsive Evaluation)
Community Psychology
Cultural Competence



McBride, D. F. (2015). Cultural reactivity vs cultural responsiveness: Addressing macro issues starting with micro changes in evaluation. In S. Hood, R. Hopson, H. Frierson, and K Obeidat (Eds) Continuing the Journey to Reposition Culture and Cultural Context in Evaluation Theory and Practice. (pp. 179-202). Charlotte, NC: Information Age Publishing.

McBride, D. F. (2014). Promoting safe sex among adolescents. In T. Gullotta and M. Bloom (Eds), Encyclopedia of Primary Prevention and Health Promotion, 2nd Ed. (pp. 1146-1156). New York: Springer Press.

Bell, C. C. & McBride, D. F. (2014). Culture, race, and ethnicity in US Psychiatry: Engaging the work of Suman Fernando. In M. Ocampo & R. Moodley (Eds). Critical Psychiatry and Psychology: Exploring the Work of Suman Fernando in Clinical Practice. New York: Routledge.

Bell, C. C. & McBride, D. F. (2014). Psychiatry for People of African Descent in the USA. In R. Parekh (Ed.). The Massachusetts General Hospital Textbook on Diversity and Cultural Sensitivity in Mental Health. (pp. 139-164). New York: Humana Press.

Davis, O. I., Bean, K., McBride, D. F. (2013). Decreasing Health Disparities through Technology: Building a Community Health Website. Journal of Community Informatics, 9.

McBride, D. F., Bell, C. C., & Sandford, A. I. (2013). Criminal Justice System: Cultural Considerations and Correcting Corrections. In H. Comas-Diaz, V. McLloyd, and J. Trimble (Eds.), American Psychological Association Handbook of Multicultural Psychology. Washington DC: American Psychological Association.

McBride, D. F. & Bell, C. C. (2013). Culture Competency. In K. Yeager, D. Cutler, D. Svendsen, and G. Sills. (Eds), Textbook of Modern Community Mental Health Work: An Interdisciplinary Approach. (pp.155-169). New York: Oxford University Press.

Hood, D. W., Hood, S. & McBride, D. F. (2013). Broadening Participation Academic Careers Workshop for Underrepresented Groups: A longitudinal evaluation of the application of knowledge, skills, and attitudes of ACW participants. Communications of the ACM, 56, 27-29.

McBride, D. F. & Williams, Y. (2013). Health disparities: Creating equity through addressing trauma. In O. T. Jackson and K. A. Evans (Eds.) Health Disparities: Epidemiology, Racial/Ethnic and Socioeconomic Risk Factors and Strategies for Elimination. Hauppauge, NY: Nova Science Publishers.

Bell, C. C & McBride, D. F. (2012). Prevention of Mental and Substance Use and Abuse Disorders and Comorbidity in African Americans, Alcoholism Treatment Quarterly, 30, 293-306.

McBride, D. F. (2012). Uplifting the Family: African American Parents Ideas of How to Integrate Religion into Family Health Programming. Journal of Child and Family Studies, 22, 161-173.

Bell, C. C., McBride, D. F., Redd, H. & Suggs, H. (2012). Team-Based Treatment. In H. McQuistion, J. Feldman, J. Ranz, & W. Sowers (Eds.), The American Association of Community Psychiatrists' Handbook of Community Psychiatry. (pp. 211-221). New York, NY: Springer.

McBride, D. F. (2012). Addressing the isms: Cultural competence in practice. Directions in Psychiatry, 32, 173-181.

McBride, D. F. (2011). To love or not to love is the question. Vyne World.

McBride, D. F. (2011). Manifesting empowerment: How a family health program can address racism. Journal of Black Psychology, 37, 336-356.

McBride, D. F. & Bell, C. C. (2011). Human Immunodeficiency Virus prevention in youth. Psychiatric Clinics of North America, 34, 217-229.

Bell, C. C. & McBride, D. F. (2011). A commentary for furthering culturally sensitive research in Geriatric Psychiatry. Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry, 19, 397-402.

McBride, D. F. & Bell, C. C. (2011). Is denial of evidence-based prevention a violation of human rights? Journal of the National Medical Association, 103, 618-619.

McBride, D. F. (2011). Sociocultural theory: Providing more structure to culturally responsive evaluation. New Directions for Evaluation, 131, 713.

Bell, C. C. & McBride, D. F. (2011). Family as the model for prevention of mental and physical health problems. In. W. Pequegnat and C. Bell (Eds.). Family and HIV/AIDS: Cultural and Contextual Issues in Prevention and Treatment. New York, NY: Springer.